Freida Livingston Pillow November 23rd, 2018 - 03:56:11
Make a faux fur pillow cover and give you my tips and tricks on sewing with faux fur. This type of project cut a piece of Bashan fabric, just the same width as your pillow insert and about one inch higher. So for my vacuum fabric. For my soul for the pillow, I've used a really nice faux, suede and I'll link to the fabric that I used in the description box below you could do faux fur on both sides. But I don't personally think that that's necessary. I like to use a smooth back and then having a fur finish on the front of my soul for salmon next they're, going to measure and cut across the width of the backing where you want the zipper to go. So in my case, I want the zipper. Approximately three inches from the bottom of my pillow cover next cut a square, a faux fur, that's the same dimensions. Ajikko inserts the reason I make it the same length dimensions.
I've had the pillow insert it so that when I put my insert inside the pillow, the pillow insert remains nice and fluffy because my pillow cover is actually going to end up being about an inch shorter and an inch less wide because I have seam allowances. So I do like my pillow covers a little bit smaller than my insert so that it kind of gets my inserts a nice block here, I'm using a hard ruler and I'm going to be using just some regular sewing shirts to cut this up. So I just measure everything really well, so I can make sure that my cutting is nice and square when cutting faux fur fabrics, make sure to only cut the backing of the fabric and not the faux fur itself. So my trick is it kind of just slide the tip of my scissors through the fabric like this, to avoid cutting the actual fur, and that gives the fur fabric a more natural look. So, just like, I'm doing here slide the tip of your scissors through just to vacuum the fabric and just carefully cut the back, only being really careful not to cut the actual flow fur. What this does is leave your cut, your fur, nice and long. So they look like she's, been hacked off or trimmed off and it gives the pillow a more realistic.
Four looks, so I'm confusing regular fabric shears for this, and you can see it gives the edges of my faux fur. A really nice place the pillow backing pieces right sides together like this, so the short one on top fizzes of the tall one and then machine stitch, only the first and last couple inches using a half inch seam allowance. This is going to kind of give you a spot for your zipper press that seam open and pin a zipper in place, so the zipper goes dislikes is facedown on to that scene. I'm fitting to the right side of the zipper against the wrong side of the fabric here and I'm just pinning it along with my seat just like this. So I pin one side on one open, seam and the other side on the other, open sea and use as many pins as you want here. I'm not using that many, but I was just using as many pins as you can to keep it that differ in place because sometimes the birds can be tricky with judgment.
Next, you're going to go to your sewing machine and sew in your zipper dyslexic. So one side and then the other I'm using a boat C quarter and twist 3/8 of an inch allowance parent each side. You can use a zipper foot on your sewing machine so that when you're sewing, your zipper foot slides really nicely over the top over the zipper. I'm using a regular foot here just to save time and because I could find my zipper foot for this and it works okay. So I'm just going one side of the zipper in like this and then I'm going to sew the other side then place and pin the faux fur piece over the back piece right: sides together and the next trick here when you're sewing with faux fur fabric. Just like this is to make sure to tuck that fur inside the layers around the edge that that faux fur doesn't get caught up in the scene when you're sewing so just give it a little tuck it all in all the way around and pin as much as you can you next, you are going to sew the fur and the other layer together using a half inch seam allowance and I like to use a really long stitch length for sewing sew for fabric too, because it's so thick. Soon my sewing machine.
That's number four: it might be different on yours and that will just make your faux fur pillow cover a lot easier to stir with the logger stitch length. Next clip the corners of the pillow cover close to the stitching. This makes your corners and Chris, would you turn it right-side out and then you're going to turn your pillow cover right side out through that zipper and just push out those corners with your finger or you could even use the blunt end of a knitting needle those corners are nice and crisp and square, and finally you're going to take your pillow form and stuff it inside the pillows to the zipper open. As you can see, my pillow is nice and cushy, because the pillow cover is slightly smaller than my pillow form to give it that nice fluffy look, you might need to kind of pull up some of the furs when they're finished, to give it a nice Finished look, and that is it yours, beautiful both earth pillow cover is all finished and you can add it to your winter and your early spring.